Tulsa, Okla. - The Oklahoma State Cowboys sent all 10 wrestlers to the finals during the first day of action at the Big 12 Wrestling Championship. This marks the first time in conference history any school has advanced all of their athletes to the final round of action. Oklahoma, North Dakota State and West Virginia both advanced two wrestlers, while Northern Colorado, South Dakota State, Utah Valley and Wyoming all placed one.
OSU also sits atop of the team standings with a total 155.5 points. North Dakota State and South Dakota State sit in second and third with 70.5 points and 64.5 points, respectively. Oklahoma tallied 63, while Wyoming recorded 50 and Iowa State posted 49.5 points. West Virginia sits in seventh and Northern Colorado comes in eighth. Utah Valley and Air Force round out the field.
The 125-pound bracket will see a match up of top seed Josh Rodriguez (NDSU) and second-seed Nick Piccininni (OSU), while the high powered match up of No. 1 Seth Gross (SDSU) and No. 2 Kaid Brock (OSU) battle for the 133-pound title. Gross and Brock have meet once before this season, with Gross coming out on top.
At the 141-pound dual, OSU’s Dean Heil and Wyoming’s Bryce Meredith will battle it out. One of two Bedlam matches will see Davion Jeffries (OU) tussle with the No. 1 seed, Anthony Collica (OSU), for the 149-pound title. Joe Smith (OSU) along with NDSU’s Clay Ream will go at the 157 slot, while Chandler Rogers (OSU) and Dylan Cottrell (WVU) will face off at 165.
Rounding out the finals, OU’s Matt Reed opposes OSU’s Kyle Crutchmer for the 174-pound title. Nolan Boyd of Oklahoma State and Dylan Gabel of Northern Colorado will go for the 184-pound championship, as Jacob Smith (WVU) and Preston Weigel (OSU) compete for the 197 title, followed by a match between Austin Shafer (OSU) and Dustin Dennison (UVU).
Sunday’s morning session will be broadcast exclusively on FloSports and FloWrestling. FSN picks up the championship round in the afternoon. For live results, visit FloArena.